LG Display this month started production at its 8.5th Generation OLED manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. When fully ramped, total capacity of the factory will be 90,000 substrates per month. The plant will produce 55, 65, and 77-inch high-resolution panels for televisions. In fact, LG’s goal is to make 10 million large size OLED panels per year by 2022, which means to more than double its current output.

The new 8.5G OLED panel plant is a nine-level building above the ground that occupies a 74,000 m² piece of land and provides 427,000 m² of floor space. Initial capacity of the manufacturing facility will be 60,000 2200×2500 mm substrates per month, which will be expanded to 90,000 sheets per month by 2021. The factory will be operated by LG Display High-Tech China, a joint venture between LG Display and Guangzhou Development District, in which the former holds a 70% stake (with ~$2,150 billion in capital).

Facing cut-throat competition from various makers of liquid crystal displays, LG Display recently set a strategic goal to significantly expand production of large OLED panels in a bid to serve more lucrative and growing market segments. LGD says that it sold 2.9 million huge OLED panels in 2018 and expects to sell 3.8 million large panels this year, which will turn this business to profitability. Citing market researchers, the manufacturer says that demand for OLED TVs and panels is growing and to that end, it makes a great sense to invest in OLED plants.

Right now, LG makes 70,000 8.5G OLED substrates at its plant near Paju, South Korea. The company is building a 10.5th Generation OLED plant near Paju that will produce 45,000 of 2940×3370 mm substrates per month when it is ready in 2022. Combined, LGD will manufacture 160,000 8.5G OLED substrates and 45,000 10.5G OLED sheets a month in 2022. The company hopes that its expanded manufacturing capacity will enable it to make 10 million of large OLED panels per year by 2022.

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  • temps - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    First off, you watch way too much TV - get a life

    Second off, enough with the anecdotes - especially when it comes to your phones, because you are simply lying.

    Rtings has a real world OLED burn in test. It took 5,000+ hours of truly static viewing time to cause significant burn-in, so a mixed used TV will not show any retention at all. In 3+ hours of mixed use viewing per day, you're going to get something like 10+ years out of your TV without any retention.
  • niva - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    It's not about watching TV, it's about doing actual work. If the monitor is used for work, it should be expected that the monitor would get at least 8 hours of usage per day, with relatively static image. The mixed use case doesn't necessarily make things better, so long as on top of the mixed use you throw in the same amount of static image use. I too have seen burn in on older OLED phone screens after much less than 5000 hours. I've only seen OLED monitors in stores, way too much money for me. Until either the price drops, or there's conclusive evidence that these screens will last 10+ years with regular usage, I'm not jumping onboard. I've gotten a good 5+ years out of my screens in the past, which have all been IPS and a couple TN screens, or CRTs back in the day. I don't mind spending money on a screen when I know it will serve me faithfully for a long time.

    While I hope you're right, and this is not a real problem, a lot of user comments out there indicate there's a problem with OLED burn in still, and it's probably inherent to the technology.
  • s.yu - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    WOLEDs have less burn in than RGB OLEDs, RGB OLEDs no longer receive major complaints on a phone's use pattern throughout its lifetime.
  • Beaver M. - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    We are talking about monitors, not TVs. You should at least read the context properly before you attack people personally.
    I am not lying. You accusing me of tat just shows how fanatical you really are.

    And you yourself even lie about the Rtings test. Since when are 2 weeks 5000+ hours?
    Wow... the audacity and hypocrisy...
  • temps - Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - link

    I dunno, looking on their burn-in test, week 2 pictures I don't see any coloration at all. The red subpixel degrades fastest so you see some burn there that is invisible on other slides several weeks later (accounting for approx. If you could read you would notice rtings is not concerned with retention at all - and since they are one of the preeminent TV reviewers and have more scientific experience with OLEDs than practically anyone else on the Internet, I'll go with them over a typical Anandtech commentator (aka: a simpleton possessing 5% the intellect (at best) of the guy writing the article)

    You are lying. Otherwise, where is the class action lawsuit involving every OLED cell phone ever made? There isn't one. I don't even have retention of the always-on clock on my S7, which has been on the screen for (by estimate) over 20,000 hours.
  • 0ldman79 - Sunday, September 1, 2019 - link

    It was quickly an issue on my laptop with a display that is less prone, that's why I asked.

    Ran Acronis to image a new drive, no options to disable the screen or set a screen saver. After two 4 hour stints imaging the drive I had the Acronis window burned into my screen.

    It cleared up after a few days, but IPS isn't even particularly bad about it, that's why I'm concerned about OLED.

    I've been a fan of OLED for years now, but I really don't want to pick one up and have my family leave a screen paused or the system left on for hours, as happens frequently, and have that ruin my new TV.
  • wr3zzz - Monday, September 2, 2019 - link

    If the image goes away after a few days then it's not burn-in. It's called image retention. A cleaner program (flashy pixels or static colors) can clean that up fast. Or it will just go away after some usage as in your case. Those generally are not problematic. I have those on my plasma TV all the time. Real image burn-in, which I also have on my plasma TV, are caused by poorly designed UI with ridiculously bright and high contrast colors and won't go away no matter what I've tried.
  • samerakhras - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    very bad ... if there is a channel logo at the corner and it does not have animation it will burn in.

    make sure you configure the OLE TV to auto sleep after 2 hours. or you will regret it
  • lilkwarrior - Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - link

    Completely overblown; IPS laptop is not OLED & AMOLED phone panels are completely different than OLED panels used for large displays. Especially for LG who dominant the large display OLED market but use a different process for their small OLED panel business. LG's small OLED panel business has actually struggled w/ QA issues & such vs. Samsung's.

    Samsung Display are also ramping up their OLED production looking at the dominance of OLED in the high-end TV market given its obvious superior picture quality than QLED. Accordingly, the economies of scale will benefit all monitor buyers towards cheaper prices next year & beyond
  • reddog007 - Monday, September 2, 2019 - link

    The 55" B8 and even C8 can found for $1000 pretty easily.

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